Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was removed from last weekend’s game after being slammed to the ground against Colorado. Despite the apparent severity of the injury, Falk could actually be ready to play this weekend in the latest edition of the Apple Cup between the Cougars and rival Washington.
The news, oddly enough, comes from Washington State athletics director Bill Moos instead of head coach Mike Leach. Leach has a history of not discussing injuries, but Moos shared the insight on a weekly radio program earlier today. Moos confirmed NCAA-mandated policies regarding concussions have been followed and the injury does not appear to be season-ending.
Washington State has just one game left in the regular season, but the Cougars are heading to a bowl game this year. If Falk is unavailable this week for Washington State, backup quarterback Peyton Bender will be the next man up for Leach’s Cougars.